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ESSENCE tells Black women's stories like no one else can. We bring you the Black woman's experience in our unique voices and on our own terms. We showcase the best of who we are and who we hope to be. We inspire by our storytelling, empower by our advice and excite by arresting images that celebrate our diverse culture.

First published in 1970, ESSENCE has evolved to cover everything the ESSENCE woman loves to read about – beauty tips, relationship advice, celebrities, fashion, haircare, lifestyle topics, and social issues in the African American community. Popular yearly issues include the annual Black Beauty Awards, the empowering Career Success Guide, and the September Fall Fashion issue! Every issue brings monthly feature articles in addition to regular magazine sections: Style, Beauty & Hair, Sex & Love, Money & Power, Healthy & Happy, Scene, and Issues.